Spain faces falling population crisis

SPAIN is expected to lose at least six million inhabitants over the coming decades, says the UN.
The UN estimates there are currently 46.1 million inhabitants in Spain, a figure which predictions say will drop to 45.9 million by 2030 and 44.8 million by 2050. In the second half of this century, the population of Spain is expected to slide below 40 million inhabitants.
The authors of this study explained that, in any case, these predictions would depend on the rate of fertility of the country, as a small change could produce huge differences after a few decades.
The strong demographic growth in Africa, where women have on average 4.7 children, will make the world population rocket above 10 billion inhabitants, according to the UN.
The planet currently has around 7.3 billion inhabitants, and it is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion by 2050. In the year 2100, calculations estimate that there will be 11.2 billion inhabitants in the world, mainly caused by the rapid growth of developing countries.
“The concentration of population growth in the poorest countries presents several challenges: making the eradication of poverty and inequalities more difficult, combating hunger and malnutrition and widening access to health care and education,” said UN representative, John Wilmoth.

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